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Today's Sports

  • Spotlight shines on linemen at...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Talk about hog heaven: five-man teams competing in a truck push, tug-o-war, tire-flip relay, tire toss, 150-pound bench press repetitions and a dummy-carry relay.

    It doesn’t get any better for offensive and defensive linemen. The guys who often toil in anonymity had their day in the scorching sun at the Hog Olympics on July 11 at Heritage High School.

    Unlike their skill-player counterparts, summer competitions are few and far between for the grunts.

  • KCLL finds a winning combo

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    Winning isn’t everything for the Ken-Caryl Little League, but it’s become a nice bonus.
    “Our focus is on teaching life lessons,” said former KCLL president Andy Florence, who retired last month after three years at the helm. “We strive to win. But if you’re a better person or team at the end, you’ve achieved your goals.”

  • Lacrosse coach is breaking down...

    Mike Thumim is a kid of the 1980s. The Columbine High School graduate and Dakota Ridge boys lacrosse coach grew up during the Cold War. And while his friends were taking French, German and Spanish classes, he was taking Russian as his foreign language requirement. He even studied Russian as a minor at Ohio University.

  • Bike to Work Day rolls smoothly

    The pressure just wasn’t enough for Jani Flaig. One of the tires on her bicycle was starting to get low. 

    Luckily for her, more than a few people were available to offer assistance along the Mary Carter Greenway Trail on June 25. 

    Thousands of people across the metro area eschewed their cars in favor of bicycles last Wednesday on Colorado’s Bike to Work Day. The event, organized by the Denver Regional Council of Governments, encourages commuters to forsake their typical trip to work and try biking to the office. 

  • Dietz fitness challenge tests...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    U.S. Navy SEALs are renowned for their physical training regimen. It’s a big part of achieving their ethos, which includes “expect discipline, demand innovation,” “expect to lead and be led” and “forged by adversity.”

  • GETTING HER KICKS

    At age 7, Madelynn Gorman-Shore was looking for a sport she could participate in and enjoy. Little did she or her family know that a taekwondo demonstration during her time at the Collegiate Academy charter school would capture her imagination.

    “I thought it was really cool,” she said. “It looked energetic and fun to do.”

    “It looked exciting to her. She said that she wanted to do taekwondo, and I said, ‘Are you sure?’ ” said Erin Gorman-Shore, Madelynn’s mom.

  • 5A Jeffco League all-conference...

    The following are all-conference selections for the 5A Jeffco League during the 2014 season:

    BOYS TRACK & FIELD
    FIRST TEAM

  • Annual Dawg Bowl is about more...

    The initials JK emblazed the jersey of every player in the Survivor Game.
    JK was Jack Kelly, a beloved husband, father and hockey player who passed away from an auto-immune disease in April 2010. He was also a member of the Dawg Nation.
    Four years ago, Martin Richardson, Mike Pijanowski and members of the Dawg Nation Hockey Foundation started the Dawg Bowl, a weekend-long adult hockey tournament to pay tribute to Kelly, to their other fellow hockey mates and to raise funds to help those in need.

  • Teams develop during summer 7-on...

    The Columbine Rebels are typically a running team. So why would they, of all teams, participate in a 7-on-7 tournament that is custom-made for quarterbacks, receivers, linebackers and secondary players?
    “People are always asking us, ‘Columbine, why are you guys out here playing 7-on-7? You don’t ever pass the ball,’” assistant coach Ivory Moore said. “That’s pretty much true, but when we do, it’s usually positive.”
    That’s why Columbine plays 7 on 7.

  • Roselli, Rumsey honored by...

    The Chatfield Senior High football team boosters club, The Gridiron Club, presented scholarship awards to recent graduates Joey Roselli and Reece Rumsey. Each player will receive $1,500 toward their college education.
    Former Gridiron president Terri Gillan presented the awards during Senior Award Night at Chatfield Senior High.
    Roselli, who played offensive guard for the Chargers, will play football and study engineering at the Colorado School of Mines. Rumsey, a wide receiver and defensive back, will study marketing and entrepreneurship at Metro State.